Tuesday, April 19, 2011

More Quality Comments ~ Family Blogging Month!

April is Family Blogging Month in Mrs. Yollis' class and everyone is working on writing quality comments! Many wonderful conversations are going on in comment sections! Everyone is learning!

Below are a few fantastic comment samples from this week!

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Example #1: 

The  92 : Eagle Cam from the Yollis' 365 Project has been a popular site. Here is an exchange between Ben's mom and Mrs. Yollis. Both of Ben's grandparents left comments on this site too!

Example #2

Here is a fantastic comment from our good friend and fellow blogger, Mrs. Morris! It is interesting to hear about fads from Australia.

Below is a wonderful comment from our friend, AA, also from Australia!

Here is a terrific comment from Miriam's second grade sister!

 And a fantastic comment from Miriam's mother! She is not only sharing about fads from her childhood, but she is commenting back to Mrs. Morris! 


Some fabulous fifties fads from Ben's grandfather. Check out his Where's Nonno series in our archive!

Another fun fifties fad from Grandma Grace!

A terrific contribution from Hannah about current fads!

Example #3

Our Biographical Bonanza post yielded many wonderful contributions from our readers! Check out the historic people who have commented on Mrs. Yollis' Classroom Blog!

Here is a comment from the first woman doctor, Elizabeth Blackwell:


Thomas Alva Edison (Mr. Avery, our blogging friend from Massachusetts) has been having a punny conversation with Leonardo Da Vinci! 

Finally, there was a post from Madame Curie! (AKA Hannah's mom!)

What do you think of Family Blogging Month so far? 

What has been your favorite post or comment?


  1. Mrs Yollis, I am as you know a huge fan of your work, but I am always impressed by the quality of it and how you strive to get the very best from your students with their work. Lots of students from all around the world leave comments but I think that leaving quality comments is so, so important, and your students following these guidelines will be doing exactly that!
    Mr Webb and Room 8, Melville Intermediate, Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand.

  2. @ Mr. Webb,

    Thank you so much for your kind words! You have always been a big supporter of our blog, and I really appreciate that!

    Having an authentic audience for writing has made all the difference for my students. They understand that they are publishing for their friends and family and want to produce their very best. Thanks for noticing!

    Your friend,
    Mrs. Y♥llis

  3. Dear Mrs Yollis,

    I love your family blogging month it's a wonderful way of introducing new family/friends members to your wonderful world of blogging and getting to know other bloggers too.

    Your students do such an outstanding job when it comes to writing comments its a real credit to you as a teacher and as a blogger.

    Now as for my all time favourite post is the Eagle Cam.
    I just love eagles and the post was just magical with the way it captured the spirt of the Eagles young life.
    Also I realy enjoyed the conversation you Mrs Yollis had with Ben's mum and boths Ben's grandparents leaving wonderful comments. Now thats what blogging is really all about as I really enjoy reading these wonderful comments from other fellow bloggers.

    Great work once again Mrs Yollis.
    From your blogging pal,

  4. Dear Mrs. Yollis and class,

    Well, I have to say, I feel famous for having my name in a blog post on your blog! Maybe someday somebody can write a comment about me in the Biography Bonanza, "Mr. Avery, fourth grade teacher, who once was mentioned in a post on the very famous, very popular, Mrs. Yollis' Class Blog!" :)

    I think your entire class does an amazing job with commenting! The comments are so detailed and always follow along with the posts. I'm so impressed with all of your hard work and always look forward to new posts. Keep up the great work!

    Mr. Avery

  5. Dear Mrs. Yollis,
    I have really enjoyed Family blogging month. The challenge has motivated me to get on and comment. Now I am hooked! My first favorite was the Eaglecam post. I still get on to check what they are up to.I love the live camera. My second favorite was the Fabulous Fads post. It was fun to read about the different fads from around the world and generations.

    Thank you for such interesting posts!
    From Ben's mom

  6. Dear Mrs. Yollis and class,

    I like the family blogging month project. However, most of Finn’s relatives tried to blog but emailed us to say they did not understand how to post a comment. I am happy to know so many relatives out there were savvy enough to figure it out.
    I emailed Finn’s relatives and told them how you have a tutorial on how to blog on your blog. Hopefully they will take an opportunity to better understand how a blog works.

    Thanks, Whitney

  7. Nicole Schwartz (Finn's Aunt)April 26, 2011 at 1:40 PM

    Dear Mrs. Yollis & Finn's Class, I love the newest video pertaining to copyrighting, posted on your website. I thought it was a great idea and interesting to see how by switching the names on the artwork it made such an impact on the students. It looks like the students really felt affected by what copyrighting does.

    I told a few of the teachers within my local district of your blog and how Mrs. Yollis's class is learning in such a neat unconventional way. You all must feel very lucky to have such a wonderful teacher. Keep up the hard work!


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